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Marc has a practice emphasizing commercial, real estate and construction law.

He has over thirty years of experience in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts, representing owners, contractors, sureties and title insurance companies and their insureds, as well as other commercial clients.

He has presented and defended mechanics lien claims and claims for breach of contract, construction defects and damage to adjacent property, and has handled performance and payment bond claims.

In representing title insurance companies and their insureds, he has represented lenders in priority disputes with other lenders, judicial lien claimants and the IRS, and has handled reformation and fraud claims. He also has responded to coverage claims.

Marcís work has extended into disputes involving contracts for the sale of real estate, leases, condominiums, construction escrows, fraud claims, disputes between co-owners of businesses and a case involving the sale of a business whose principal asset was a computerized program for the hedging of derivatives.

Previously, Marc was a partner with Donnelly, Lipinski and Harris, LLC. Before then he was a partner with Riordan, Donnelly, Lipinski & McKee, Ltd., and a partner with Rudnick & Wolfe prior to that. He also served as a contracts administrator with the Cook County Office of Capital Planning and Policy.

Marc graduated with an A.B. from the University of Chicago (1976, Phi Beta Kappa), and received a J.D. from Stanford University in 1979.


  • Illinois State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit


  • American Bar Association (Forum on the Construction Industry, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, TIPS Title Insurance Litigation Committee)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association (Real Property Committee, Mechanics Lien Subcommittee)
  • Illinois Land Title Association


Mr. Lipinski hit the ground running, thoroughly analyzed the situation, and organized a strategy that worked. In a short time, and with reasonable charges, he brought the matter to a most satisfying conclusion.

— Dr. G. Strohschen
Chicago Attorneys